Rated 3 out of 5by AngelusBrady, 2 years ago
It's definitely not perfect and as of about a month ago it got worse. While all posts gets the "open" and "save" hovers, the same cannot be said about stories. About 70% of stories will have the option to save or open, forcing you to rely on websites that sometimes aren't all that good either. And most recently all direct saves fail. You now have to take the extra step to open the post before right-clicking and saving.
- Rated 4 out of 5by Firefox user 16840235, 3 days agoEffortlessly downloads photos from both posts and stories, but as of a few weeks ago, it no longer works for downloading videos. There are other add-ons that are apparently still capable of this, but it’s a shame that it cannot be done anymore with Instab in particular, as it holds the distinction of being the only add-on that I know of which can successfully download stories from a mobile device, as while it isn’t supported for Firefox Mobile, it actually works great running it on Android via Firefox Nightly! Granted, that’s a workaround rather than an ”official” use that I’d expect support for, but the fact that I can still use it even when I don’t have access to a desktop is a great perk and has been tremendously useful, especially given the ephemeral nature of Stories.
The issue with video stories (and frequently but not always video posts) has cropped up in the past for Instab and was fixed by the dev, and even though it hasn’t been updated in eight months, the same issue also cropped up around four months ago and lasted for a while before seemingly resolving itself, so I can only hope that Instab will return to full functionality one way or another again soon, as it has been the most useful Instagram downloader I’ve ever used.
- Rated 1 out of 5by Firefox user 17246197, 2 months agoThis used to be working fine but from last one month on mouse over I see a button "Open video in a new tab" and on click it opens the post in new tab and there also no option to download it. But on the same machine when I login to my other account there it works perfectly fine. Not sure why this extension is behaving differently on different accounts. Any suggestion what is wrong?
- Rated 5 out of 5by silvatek, 2 months agoWorks fine for saving stills but with Reels it only saves one still frame, sadly. I haven't tried Stories yet. Edit: saving stills and video now so uprated to 5 stars. Thank you! (still haven't tried Stories, though)
- Rated 5 out of 5by ManKitchen, 3 months agoThis add-on is useful and simple to use. However, I cannot download any videos from Instagram stories anymore. Why is that and could you please fix this problem? I have to download them with other methods and Instagram always lock my account using the third party apps. Thank you.
- Rated 5 out of 5by taseronify, 4 months agoThis is the best IG downloader plugin among all other Firefox plugins. Currently it has a problem with story video download but I'm sure the developer (Alan Dours) will fix it soon.
BTW a new feature suggestion: Adding `username` as prefix to saved filenames would be great.
- Rated 5 out of 5by Firefox user 15472269, 7 months agoSo far so good. I just installed this APP and so far it is working. I have Linux Mint with FF mint Version 001(100)...I have been looking for a new IG D/L since FF went to 100 and my normal APPS won't work. Due to the fact the creator's are not wanting to do the updates for FF all the time. Understandable. Thank you!